We saw the movie/DVD "Outrage" last night, and it is a must see. In a nutshell, this is a movie that "outs" and explores the outrage of those gay (no lesbians, trans, or bisexuals, or queer questioning/expressing) activists who are "outing" the closeted gay politicians (David Dreier, Larry Craig, Charlie Crist, to name a few), and news reporters (Shepherd Smith and Anderson Cooper). "DADT" is alive and well not only in the military service but other branches of government and leadership in faith communities.
I have witnessed many closeted LGBTQ people who have voted for "chastity in singleness and fidelity in marriage" clauses in the Church.
Should we have such "outings" in communities of faith?
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I am a dad, who happens to be gay, with two amazing young adult children who have taught me, my partner, and their mom what grace, faith, hope, and love are all about. I am also an ordained clergyperson in the Presbyterian Church (USA), involved in congregational life, sometimes preaching here and there, and an oblate of St. Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph, MN. I taught at Duke Divinity School at Duke University for over a decade, and I currently teach at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. I teach Ethics, World Religions, and English. And I am the Director of a religious non-profit, "School of the Pilgrim" (www.schoolofthepilgrim.com), in which I take people on actual pilgrimages to break out of the religion of rush hour in order to find their inner spiritual path. I am also glad to work with and be an advocate with people living with disabilities in faith communities, who teach me more about life in all its wonders and quirks. Enjoy the blog! And for more information about the book ON BEING A GAY PARENT, go to www.onbeingagayparent.com. Email contact: email@example.com, and phone is 919-444-9111